93,000 PSN, SEN, and SOE accounts were affected by the attack, Sony reps said today.
The Sony Entertainment Network, scene of so much hack-related turmoil this summer, has been hit by another cyber attack. In a post to the PlayStation blog, Philip Reitinger, the chief security officer for Sony, said that approximately 93,000 affected accounts have been locked down to prevent further damage, including 60,000 accounts on the PSN or SEN, and 33,000 on the Sony Online Entertainment hub, home to a lot of online role-playing games.
"These attempts appear to include a large amount of data obtained from one or more compromised lists from other companies, sites or other sources," Reitinger wrote. "In this case, given that the data tested against our network consisted of sign-in ID-password pairs, and that the overwhelming majority of the pairs resulted in failed matching attempts, it is likely the data came from another source and not from our Networks."